The RSPCA are warning high-rise flat owners to keep windows closed in the hot weather if they have cats - after two died and one was injured in Birmingham.
The charity's investigations now indicate the two cats died after a ‘tragic accident’ falling from a tower block.
The two cats were found yesterday lying close together outside Kingswood House, in Kimpton Close, Druids Heath.
A caller reported to the RSPCA that the cats had been thrown from a balcony window off the 12 storey-building and initial inquiries by an inspector suggested this was the case.
A photograph of the dead cats was released as part of an appeal for information to find out what had happened and to trace the owner.
RSPCA inspector Jonathan Ratcliffe, who is investigating the incident, said:
On Monday in the Erdington area of Birmingham a similar incident happened involving a kitten which fell from the third-storey of a block of flats in Jarvis Road.
The kitten survived the incident and is being treated at Newbrook Animal Hospital in Birmingham for various injuries including a broken leg.